Win $$$ – Kinda…

Sign up for Ellen Meister’s mailing list and you could win a $25 gift card!

Ellen Meister has an exciting new book coming out next year and she wants to keep you abreast of the news. So she has a special offer … sign up for her mailing list now and you will  automatically be entered in a drawing for a $25 amazon.com gift card.

Just click here, fill out the form, and remember to click through when you get the confirmation email. That’s it. Ellen only sends out a few updates a year, so you won’t be bombarded. Besides, I think you’ll want to hear about her breakthrough novel, THE OTHER LIFE (Putnam/2011), which is already getting great early buzz.
Pitched as “Jodi Picoult meets THE TIME TRAVELER’S WIFE,” THE OTHER LIFE tells the story of a suburban mom expecting her second child who discovers that she might be able to slip through a portal to the life she would have had if she never got married. When a routine sonogram reveals unexpected problems, her grief lures her to escape to the life that might have been …  in which she discovers that she stayed with her neurotic ex-boyfriend, and that her mother, who committed suicide several years before, is very much alive.

“Gripping! A truly fascinating story of love, loss, and a magical place in between.”
Beth Harbison, New York Times bestselling author of HOPE IN A JAR


“Intriguing, stimulating, original, unpredictable, frightening, utterly engaging–THE OTHER LIFE reminded me why I love to read. Ellen Meister is a writer with a limitless future.”
Michael Palmer, New York Times bestselling author of THE SECOND OPINION and THE LAST SURGEON


“In her riveting breakthrough novel, THE OTHER LIFE, gifted storyteller Ellen Meister doesn’t just peek in on a young mother who straddles between love and doubt, she blows it open with a story of one who straddles two parallel universes, each with its own perilous decisions. It is a brave and honest exploration of the precarious limits of motherhood that will make readers wonder if Meister followed them with a probe and felt their racing hearts and hopes. If you have ever second guessed the biggest decisions of your life (and who hasn’t), THE OTHER LIFE is a captivating homage to the question, does love conquer all?”
Saralee Rosenberg, author of DEAR NEIGHBOR, DROP DEAD and FATE AND MS. FORTUNE


“Ellen Meister makes a big leap toward the literary in THE OTHER LIFE, a book where “What if” becomes the most powerful question in the world. This is the thinking woman’s beach read, a love story to the modern family, written with a deep and lovely understanding of mothers and daughters and the sacrifices they’ll make for each other.”
Joshilyn Jackson, New York Times bestselling author of THE GIRL WHO STOPPED SWIMMING


“THE OTHER LIFE is a provocative and unique tale of the road not taken. Ellen Meister puts a magical, masterful spin on one of my favorite questions: “What if?” What if you took both roads? You won’t want to miss this one!”

Sarah Addison Allen, New York Times bestselling author of THE GIRL WHO CHASED THE MOON


“I loved this emotional powerhouse of a novel that asks a daring “what if…” and manages to be as charming and funny as it is thoughtful and moving. Brava, Ellen Meister!”
Melissa Senate, author of SEE JANE DATE and THE SECRET OF JOY


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10 Responses

  1. Thank you for the info.
    This book sounds very different and interesting.
    Hope the sun is shining on you today.

  2. Judi, this is an intriguing premise and I signed up for her newsletter. I’m really looking forward to reading her book when it comes out. You’re a dear to introduce us to a great new (to me) author. Thanks.

    I’m crocheting beanie hats…. sending you one in soft pink… just right for days outside in the wind.

  3. Thanks for stopping by, ladies! And, Wanda, you KNOW how much I adore pink… 🙂

  4. I can’t wait to read Ellen’s new book. It sounds like a page turner. Thanks for the heads up!

  5. Sounds a fascinating book. Heading over there.

  6. What an interesting premise. I like the idea of the grass is always greener on the other side, or is it?

    I’ll have to check this one out.

  7. Judi, thank you so much for the link … and a big hug to all you lovelies who signed up and left comments! I’m excited about this book and am thrilled by the early attention …

  8. Fascinating premise. I’ll take a look.

  9. i signed up! i read , catch of a lifetime, LOVED IT im issed ther other 2

  10. I have heard of this book. It has all been positive. I will signing up for her mailing list. Thanks.

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